Considered the pioneer of the modern recipe, Fannie Farmer transformed countless kitchens into oases of exact measurements and perfect cooking. Deborah Hopkinson's fictionalized account, complete with original griddle cakes recipe, is a warm, humorous take on the real Fannie Farmer. Nancy Carpenter created splendidly original illustrations for the book, manipulating 19th-century etchings and engravings and blending them with her own watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations. Wonderful! (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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I liked the book Fannie in the Kitchen for the children in the intended age group; however, it could have taught a little more valuable life lesson on overcoming the obstacles of... Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by M. J. Martin
Fannie in the Kitchen: The Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements- Author Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrator Nancy Carpenter... Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by Organic Mama Cafe
My granddaughter and I enjoyed reading this book together. At the end of the story is a recipe for pancakes, made the "old-fashioned" way. We had fun making, and eating, them.Published on July 23, 2010 by Muriel Diamond
This was an insightful book into the development of the first cookbook (funny, I'd never really thought about them not existing). Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by A. Williams
This is a delightful children's book that will appeal to adults, too. It's historical fiction about the real Fannie Farmer. The illustrations are warm and humorous. Read morePublished on December 30, 2004 by Sela Ward
Deborah Hopkinson is an engaging author, and is herself a prolific writer of *convincing* reviews. Her story about Fannie Farmer is a favorite of mine & tops a list of holiday... Read morePublished on October 18, 2004 by mcHaiku
Hopkinson has written a clever picture book incorporating tasty recipes, but take the details of Fannie Farmer's life with a grain of salt. Read morePublished on April 24, 2002 by Amazonian
What a wonderful book this is! Nancy Carpenter has worked magic with her art. Kids just love the little touches, like the mother licking the bowl. Read morePublished on January 24, 2002